Tapioca Pudding (dairy-free, vegan)

I’m so excited to do another giveaway for iHerb! I just love giving you free stuff :-) Here’s how this one works:
iHerb offered me $25 worth of complimentary products, which I also get to give away to two of my readers. Yay! So I chose ingredients that I thought you (and I) would enjoy, plus I created a recipe to go with them. Now two of you will win these great ingredients.
And the ingredients are…

Small Pearl Tapioca, Organic Cashews, Vanilla liquid stevia,
& White Chia Seeds
Something I love about iHerb is that (as a US resident), when I spend $40 or more, the shipping is free. So cool. And they have all kinds of other great stuff too, like Hemp Seeds, Raw Cacao Powder, buckwheat groats, Guar Gum, liquid Evening Primrose Oil, because Ashley needs tons of Omega 6 (surprisingly), and Goji Berries, for pie, smoothies, & ice cream (soak for 10 minutes before using).
So don’t be shy about registering with iHerb—I‘ve been using them for a long time, and they don’t spam you.
This giveaway is now over. Congratulations Millie & Heather!
In order to win this giveaway you must register at iHerb, and do at least one of the following:
* Leave me a comment on this post.
* Subscribe to this blog (look under the link to Facebook), and leave a comment on this post telling me that you are subscribed.
* Follow/”like” me on Facebook, and comment on this post to tell me.
* Follow me on Twitter, and comment on this post to tell me.
* Tweet about this giveaway, and comment on this post to tell me.
* Post a message on your Facebook wall about this giveaway, and comment on this post to tell me.
* Post about the giveaway on your blog, and comment on this post to tell me.
Do more than one of those, and you have multiple chances to win :-)
This giveaway is open to US residents. International residents will be responsible for any additional customs fees, duties or taxes. The giveaway closes Friday, July 23rd, at midnight Mountain Time. I will select a winner using Random.org. and announce the winner the day after the contest closes.—That’s a week from tomorrow, so remember to check back again and see if you won!
And now, as promised, here is my recipe for dairy-free, vegan tapioca pudding, made with these ingredients :-)

Dairy-free Tapioca Pudding

Dairy-free, Vegan
Using a small mesh strainer, rinse 1/3 cup small pearl tapioca.
Add the pearls to a pot with:
3/4 cup water
Set the timer, and let soak for 30 minutes.
2 & 1/4 cups cashew milk (How to Make Cashew Milk Video)
10 drops vanilla liquid stevia
1/8 tsp salt
Bring to simmer, watching it carefully so it doesn’t boil over.
Reduce to lowest setting & simmer uncovered for 15 minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat & let cool for a few minutes.
Stir in:
2 tbsp chia seed meal (equal to 1 tbsp chia seeds)
Note: I use my coffee grinder to turn the chia seeds into meal.
Serve warm or cold.
Caution: This recipe is SERIOUSLY delicious 😉
♥, Kelly


  1. says

    I’ve actually never had tapioca! It looks kinda good though :)

    1) Leave me a comment on this post.
    2) Subscribe to this blog (look under the link to Facebook), and leave a comment on this post telling me that you are subscribed.
    3) Follow me on Facebook, and comment on this post to tell me.
    4) Post a message on your Facebook wall about this giveaway, and comment on this post to tell me.
    5) Post about the giveaway on your blog, and comment on this post to tell me.

    I can’t do the other two because I don’t believe in Twitter.

  2. says

    I gues I might qualify for this giveaway, I have had you on my blogroll for over 6 months now, I am registering at iherb as soon as I am done writing this comment and I am leaving you a comment comcerning this post…I love the tapioca…it looks divine! I hope I win…I have never won anything in my life. Thanks sweety. Oh I tried your cashue milk…I love it.


  3. Julie Bates says

    I’m making this recipe as I type – it looks so good! I just made my first batch of cashew milk this morning, and I can’t believe how WONDERFUL it is! No more missing milk, it’s awesome.

    Regarding the iherb giveaway, I’ve done the following:

    * Registered at iherb.com
    * Subscribed to your blog
    * Follow you on Facebook
    * Follow you on Twitter
    * Tweeted about the iherb giveaway on Twitter
    * Posting the iherb giveaway on my Facebook wall (as soon as I finish making this recipe!)

    And of course, I’m commenting here on your post. Thanks so much for the great recipes Kelly! I’m working my way through your cookbook and I LOVE it!

  4. says

    Hi, Spunky Coconut. I read your blog, follow you on Facebook (C. Ryder)and now on Twitter (thereadbeatnik)and tweeted about the giveaway, now I have registered on at I-herb. I enjoy your blog very much and cook book. Thank you for your hard-work as always.

  5. says

    Hi Kelly!

    I just registered for iHerb and I:

    -follow your blog using google reader
    -“like” you on FaceBook (does that count as following?)
    -follow you on twitter (with my food twitter account: yummmblr)

    Your yogurt recipe looks so good! I am going to try it with almond milk. I so badly want almond milk yogurt.


  6. Arlyn says

    This looks so yummy!!! I just registered with iHerb and left a comment on your FB post.I already read this blog =)And I posted this on my FB.You are awesome!!!

  7. says

    I love tapioca pudding and can’t wait to try this…my biggest problem is having any cashews to make the milk from…I LOVE raw cashews and can eat them by the pound (though I don’t). Thank you for posting!

  8. Angela says

    hi, just got your cookbook in the mail yesterday! love it. also, just registerd at iherb and got $5 off my first purchase of vanilla stevia! :-)


  9. says

    Anonymous, Can you comment again and give a name or code name so that I know who to tell in case you are one of the winners? Thanks!

  10. Marcy Buchanan says

    I am already registered with iherb! “Liked” you on facebook and posted it on my page. Would love, love to have all those goodies! Don’t have a blog and don’t tweet maybe I should so I would have a better chance:)

  11. says

    I registered at iherb. :) I love your blog. We have similar health issues to yours and this always gives me some great new things to try. Now on to the tapioca! Thanks

  12. says

    I registered at iHerb. Actually, kind of surprised to realize that I hadn’t yet… so many fun things on that site, and lots of trials/freebies. Gotta get moving on ordering a few things from them. :-)

  13. says

    I love following your blog. It always inspires me and helps me to see that just because there are foods I can’t eat, doesn’t mean that I have to be deprived. Thanks for all your hard work and creativity!

  14. says

    I have registered at iherb and now I will post your contest on my FB page! I like you last week when my FB friend suggested you! Thanks!

  15. Kimberly says

    * Leave me a comment on this post.
    * Subscribe to this blog (look under the link to Facebook), and leave a comment on this post telling me that you are subscribed.
    * Follow/”like” me on Facebook, and comment on this post to tell me.
    * Post a message on your Facebook wall about this giveaway, and comment on this post to tell me.

    All Done!! Thank you!


  16. says

    Hi Kelly,

    I just registered at iHerb.

    I have some questions. I’m brand new to this whole gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free thing. Just went to a nutritionist/herbalist and found out that my body just doesn’t do well with these. I’ve gone 5 days without, and I know I need to make a full transition in order to succeed. Right now I’m just eating whatever meat, fruits, and vegetables I can. So my question is: for someone like me, who is trying to do a complete 180, where do I start? What are the basics I should stock up on? How much should I plan to spend a month? How do I eventually transition my family into it as well? I live in Utah County and it seems like there aren’t a ton of options for buying food around here. Should I get most of it online? My questions may require an entire post or two, but after stumbling upon your blog, I felt encouraged (whereas usually I feel discouraged). I’m hoping that following your blog just might be the inspiration I need. I need to know that I can live a completely normal life this way, and I get that feeling from your blog.

    Thank you for your posts so far. I will continue to research them, and I look forward to hearing more.


  17. says

    Hi Amanda! I wanted to tell you there are TONS of great resources on the right hand side of my blog: Links to amazing gluten-free bloggers to inspire you and give you recipes, links to places I shop online, my grocery shopping guide that I posted not long ago, videos, and other ways to connect with people also eating gluten-free, like joining us on Facebook. My advise would be to keep it simple when you feel overwhelmed, and gradually add more complicated recipes as you feel like it :-)

  18. says

    Thanks Kelly,

    I noticed all the great stuff you have on your sidebar after I commented. The grocery list is very helpful. Until tonight I’ve just been snacking on meat, fruit and veggies, not knowing how to make a meal out of it. But tonight I made the Oven Omelets for the whole family. Although my kids didn’t love it, my husband and I were very pleased. It was nice to eat a healthy meal all together.

    Thank you for all of the great info. I will continue to follow your blog, and will look into other blogs as well.


  19. Cristina says

    I’d love to win those Items. I am entering on facebook. I would also love to have recipes for goji berries, beside munching them dried. Thanks

  20. says

    1)I registered at iHerb
    2)I am a new follower of your blog ( so glad I found my way here!)
    3)New friend/following you on Facebook
    4)leaving you a comment here on this post

    Thank you for sharing your recipes and your innovative way to eat!It makes those of us on a restricted diet feel more like we fit in :.)

  21. says

    WOW! Kelly you are an inspiration! My daughter has Aspergers Syndrome and I have celiac disease. Your recipes have been a blessing! I’m signing up for iHerb now. THANKS! for the chance.

  22. says

    I love all the recipes that I’ve tried from your blog (and I’ve been making my way through the cookbook too). I made my mom the cinnamon rolls, and everyone loved them. She likes decadent, so I topped them with a sweet cashew cream drizzle.

    Oh, and I “like” you on FB. :-)

  23. Lynne says

    Can’t wait to make this, actually I can’ wait to eat this. Love, love, love tapioca pudding. So now, I’ve posted on this blog, follow you on FB and “like” you, posted message on FB and registared at Iherb. However, I’m not subscribed to your blog since I have to get them by email and I guess you don’t do that ? Or did I miss it ?

  24. says

    Hi Kelly, First thanks so much for stopping by our site (http://family2colorado.wordpress.com) and following us on twitter. We appreciate the support! As for the giveaway, I am already registered with iherb, I subscribed to your blog, I already follow you on Facebook, I am following you on twitter, I tweeted about the giveaway and posted about it on Facebook and our blog. Whew! I think that’s it! As for the yogurt recipe, I’m really looking forward to trying it b/c I’ve had two flops so far trying to make coconut yogurt. Thanks again!
    Katie from Family2Colorado

  25. Anonymous says

    Hi Kelly I just made the tapioca dessert using your cashew nut milk recipe. I didn’t add the stevia (just a spponful or two of agave) or the chia seed. It turned out delicious and I was able to convince my husband to eat some for dessert with a drizzle of maple syrup and a mixture of berries. Delish.

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